NAWL joins fellow diversity bar associations to denounce transgender military ban

    By: Clair Fuller on Oct 06, 2017

    Along with National LGBT Bar Association, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, and the Hispanic National Bar Association, the National Association of Women Lawyers unequivocally denounces the current administration's recent decision to halt the service of transgender troops in the U.S. armed forces. 

    The directive, issued by President Trump in August 2017, prevents the military from recruiting trans* individuals, providing necessary medical treatment to those currently serving, and may lead to the discharge of as many as 15,000 active duty service members.

    NAWL Executive Director Jenny Waters was quoted in a press release condemming the decision: "Denying any willing individual the ability to pursue a military career or necessary medical treatment as a member of our armed forces based on gender identity is an affront to the rights we cherish as Americans and the rights our military seeks to protect every day," she said.

    NAWL is proud to join these leaders of diversity to champion equal rights for all trans* people. 


    Released: October 6, 2017, 6:49 am | Updated: October 10, 2017, 12:27 pm
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